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Pets & Animals

Animal Regulations

City Bylaws regulate how animals are owned, housed and controlled. A list of animal regulating bylaws is provided below. Please see the appropriate bylaw:
  • Animal Control Bylaw No. 7932
  • Dog Licensing Bylaw No. 7138
  • Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 8856
  • Public Parks and School Grounds Regulation Bylaw No. 7310
  • Business Regulation Bylaw No. 7538

Many of these bylaws are available on this site in Adobe PDF format. See the City Bylaws section to view bylaws and to find out how to obtain copies of bylaws.

To enquire about animal regulations such as barking dogs, dogs off-leash, animals running at large, or for general information please complete the Customer Feedback form online, or call 604-247-4630. You can also fax your enquiry to 604-276-4052.

Additional information for dog owners, and dog walkers can be found in the following brochure:

PDF Document Information for Dog Owners Brochure

Please mail any inquiries to the following address:

Community Bylaws Department
City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond BC V6Y 2C1